(( This week is the 329th anniversary of the start of the Salem Witch Trials.I made several lists of relatives involved in the trials and am reposting them to mark that anniversary))
This is the last of my "witch lists" of ancestors and relatives who had
some connection to the witch trials: I made the lists with the help of In The Shadow of Salem: he Andover Witch Hunt of 1692 by Richard Hite and by using Custom Tags I created on my Ancestry.com tree using the MyTreeTags app:
Joseph Herrick-8x great grandfather
Henry Herrick-9x great grandfather
VICTIMS (supposedly killed by witchcraft)
Ralph Farnum Sr-9x great grandfather
Elizabeth Phelps-8x great grandaunt
A few thoughts:
The lists are a work in progress. As I add more siblings and extend consanguineous lines I suspect I will find more relatives involved with the witch trials.
As it is, I am struck by how many of my ancestors were involved. I knew about a few of them already, especially Rebecca (Blake) Ames/Eames and Mary (Towne) Easty/Esty who were my direct ancestors. But there were other things that came as a surprise, such as the death of Ralph Farnum Sr. supposedly being a result of witchcraft. I also was unaware of my connection to Martha (Allen)Carrier.
As I find other connections, I will be blogging about them here.